Leeds schools lift off with new springboards

Date: Thursday 26 February 2015

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Leeds Gymnastics Club in Seacroft will soon be expanding its primary school programmes after our donation enabled them to purchase brand-new portable equipment.

The club used the donation to invest in inflatable springboards, which will be transported to a number of schools across Leeds and will enhance the current curriculum for children aged seven to 11.

Ross Hill, head of recreational gymnastics at Leeds Gymnastics Club, says: “While the P.E. Key Stage 2 syllabus is extensive, we’re always keen to build on existing activities and make them more exciting for young children.

“The inflatable springboards which Taylor Wimpey has kindly funded will allow us to make lessons more dynamic and fun, with exercises such as squat ons, straight jumps, hand springs and somersaults.”

With classes for gymnasts at every level, Leeds Gymnastics Club currently serves members of all ages, including toddler right through to adult classes.

Anne Bagshaw, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire, comments: “As a local business unit, we pride ourselves on impacting on the communities where we are building, in addition to developing high-quality homes.

“With our Sycamore Park development having just opened its doors down the road from Leeds Gymnastics Club, we’re delighted to be partnering with such a fantastic local club and we hope the schoolchildren enjoy the new gymnastic activities on offer.”

Sycamore Park currently has a selection of three and four-bedroom homes available.